Saturday, July 29, 2017

Final Product


Here is a look at my new rear seat in action.  I probably should have taken a bit of a better picture but I guess I wasn't really thinking about it.  Anyways after staying up until about 1:30am last night working on installing my seat I just wasn't able to get done.  So this morning I got up at a decent time and finished getting it installed.  I was surprised how easy it went on to be perfectly honest.  I figured for sure I would end up having to drill new holes or something.  Sure going to be nice to be able to take the whole family around on the golf cart rather then Clancey having to sit on the back where the clubs normally sit.  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Installing Rear Cart Seat


The other day I finally broke down and ordered a new cart seat for my golf cart.  I had been thinking about it for quite a while but never pulled the trigger because the were so expensive but the urge hit me and I got one.  After I got home from work today I was sitting in my chair watching TV when Papa told me that the UPS man had brought a bunch of stuff for me.  Since Amazon said my seat wasn't supposed to show up for a while yet I figured there was no way but sure enough it was.  As you can see I just got started on it.  Plan is to work on it until I reach a point I have to drill or something doesn't fit right and then head in.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rootbeer Floats Downtown


In our ongoing effort to achieve Main Street status and high light our downtown Jen and the economic development group had a free rootbeer float event in the Memorial Park Downtown Clarence.  With all these events lately its been surprising the amount of people who turn out.  It seems the people of the town have been yearning for things to do.  Hopefully all this works out when they head to Sioux City next week to find out if they made it on the Main Street Program.  I know Jen is really excited!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Working On Jen's Shop


Today was spent working in Jen's new shop getting it ready for drywall in the next week or two.  I have to get both the walls and the ceiling power washed so that Rich can starting getting the dry wall up.  It's shocking how different this place looks with all of the wall gone.

Summer Bed Room


For the past couple weeks with it being about a billion degree's out the boys have made their new temporary room in the living room.  Now I'm not convinced that them sleeping down stairs isn't also just about it being summer and it's something new and different.  Now it is a bummer because the bed is right in front of my chair but I guess it isn't that big of deal temporarily.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

More Downtown Improvement


The past few months in Clarence have seen a lot of investment and improvements.  It's like the Main Street Application process spurred everyone to action.  This morning as we were walking around handing out first dollars to the 3 new businesses downtown we noticed that Mickey Thurston was replacing the sidewalk next to his building.  Before you know it we are going to have a thriving downtown with no buildings empty and stuff going on every night.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hanging In the Pool


As I was running around the yard today getting mowing done, branches trimmed and just general stuff done I caught this picture of the boys in the pool.  Now I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the boys eating popsicles in my clean pool but it sure does capture the essence of summer.  Hot summer day, swimming in the pool, having a cool treat not sure it gets any better then that.

Monument Fell Over


As I was taking a spin around town this morning in my golf cart I decided to stop up to the park and see the monument that had tipped over.  I had heard about it at the last council meeting but hadn't made it up here yet to check it out.  About 2 weeks ago a severe thunderstorm rolled through town and the wind tipped over one of the veterans memorial blocks. The crazy part it when this was put in about a year ago people were worried about this happening and sure enough it did.  Not sure what the plan is now but my guess is at some point this will become the city council's problem to deal with and then everyone will be mad about what we choose to do.  I guess that is what I signed up for when I joined city council.  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Track Meet Night


Tonight the boys participated in a Bill Bails Track meet over in Stanwood.  Clancey ran in the 100 and Marshall ran in the 200 and 400.  The boys did great, in fact Clancey won his age division in the 100 meter dash.  Clancey didn't initially want to run in the meet at all but once he won his division he seemed to enjoy running track quite a bit more.